Re: New external dependencies for Rygel: GUPnP & Libgee


On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Frederic Peters <fpeters gnome org> wrote:
> Zeeshan Ali (Khattak) wrote:
>> > Did you read
>>   I did but then again I've been reading a lot lately so things have
>> been slipping of my mind.
>> > Especially this part:
>> >
>> >  If you want to add a new dependency or want one of the minimum
>> >  versions updated, make a good case for it on desktop-devel-list (this
>> >  may only require a few sentences). In particular, provide reasons why
>> >  it is important to bump the version number, explain any impact
>> >  (compile and run time) on other modules, and list any additional
>> >  external dependencies it would pull in as well as any requirements on
>> >  newer versions of existing external dependencies. Be prepared for
>> >  others to take a few days to test it (in particular, to ensure it
>> >  builds) before giving a thumbs up or down.
>> >
>> > Are you ok with it?
>>    If you mean this decision taking some time, sure but rygel depended
>> on these libs when it was proposed for inclusion so I was hoping that
>> people have already tested it along with its dependencies.
> Nope, the important part is that *every time* you will want to bump
> the version number you will have to ask and wait.

  Understood. One question: Next time I do this, should I do it before
committing the changes to master or before a release?

> Honestly I have no hardware talking UPnP so I didn't get much of a
> look, and discovering it comes with the addition of five new modules
> to our stack was not the pleasant welcome I expected when I got home
> yesterday :)

  Building rygel and testing it doesn't require any hardware. :)

> Anyway, could you file a patch against jhbuild to switch all those
> modules to tarballs?

  Sure, I'll try to do that today.


Zeeshan Ali (Khattak)
FSF member#5124

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